Sheramy Bundrick's SUNFLOWERS has been out in the U.S. for only a matter of weeks
and has quickly quickly become a hot item in the blogosphere.
Bundrick was recently featured as a guest blogger on Reading the Past, writing about
Van Gogh's little-known passion for novels as the form came to the forefront during
the age of Impressionism, and his support of women readers.
Would Van Gogh, who, according to Bundrick, often incorporated books into his protraits
as "symbols of contemporary thought," have approved of Bundrick's debut novel? "I
tried to write a book I thought [Van Gogh] would like, with the sort of heroine he
might admire," writes Bundrick.
Reading the Past then posted a review of SUNFLOWERS the following day, remarking
of the novel's "strong sense of place and time," going on to state: "the narrative
is suffused with brilliant swirls of color . . . "a richly satisfying reading experience."
The popular blog Booking Mama seconds the sentiment: "SUNFLOWERS captured my attention
from the very beginning, and I didn't want to put the book down (even after I finished
it) . . . amazing . . . a terrific debut [and] a great example of a discussion worthy